Development

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Indonesia: Saving Lives through Data Preparedness

May 11, 2015 by Sindhunata Hargyono
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For years, OpenStreetMap has provided online spatial information about infrastructure networks around the world, and several years ago, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) was created to map out disaster-prone areas. In Indonesia, HOT has been particularly effective—not only in pinpointing areas that are vulnerable to disasters, but also in integrating local communities into the map-making […]

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Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Amanda Judge

April 6, 2015 by Forum Staff
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In an interview with The Fletcher Forum, Amanda Judge discusses Faire Collection, the challenges of creating a fair trade business, and opportunities for women’s empowerment.

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Violence Against Women: A Global Problem With a Solution

March 29, 2015 by Lyric Thompson
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There are a host of ways that communities, governments, and entities like the United Nations can better protect women and girls and prevent violence from occurring.

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Changing Norms for Gender Equality

March 20, 2015 by Jeni Klugman
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As we mark the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, we have much to celebrate, from the global progress over the past two decades in reducing poverty, but we still have far to go to achieve gender equality around the world.

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